With so many choices in landscape edging it can be a difficult task to figure out which one fits you and your yard best; if you follow the edging outline below it will help guide you in the right direction as to which one to choose.

1) Concrete Edging (Poured) – Curb Creations is the local company that does this. It seems logical for many that want a parking lot around their house. Click here to see:

2) Concrete Edging (Cast) – Many concrete block companies will make an edging that looks very close to the wall block they sell. They are trying to replicate natural stone. This is a step up from the black plastic, but does not even come close to natural stone.

3) Natural Stone edging – Cut chunks of limestone or sandstone sunken in the ground is what this is all about. If your house has a color theme or there is a facade of stone somewhere that needs a friend, this is where you need to be thinking. Inline image 3

4) Vinyl Edging (aka Black Plastic) – This is what you will see in most situations. Do I say more? If you can afford an upgrade skip #4.
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5) Steel Edging (and now Aluminum) – Steel is tough, but rusts. Aluminum is softer, doesn’t rust, but can kink or bend easier. Take your pick as they will both give you outstanding cleanliness in you bedline. This is a favorite of mine when designing contemporary landscapes for houses such as a Stinson.
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6) Fieldstone Edging – Small 6-12″ boulders sunken halfway, along an edging line, provides you a very nice country motif to your planting beds. If you already have a lot of large boulders in your landscape beds I would shy away from using this as an edging because it will be boulder overkill.
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7) Natural Edging – Cut by hand with an edging shovel this is the cheapest and probably one of the nicest to look at. You will need time and elbow grease for this one as the grass will slowly encroach on the planting beds throughout the summer.